The market for mid range DJ controllers is quite competitive right now, there are a lot of great dj controllers in the $500 price range. A lot more DJs or hobbyist who get into DJing, like to skip the beginner DJ controller section because you get more use and features out of the mid range controllers. So if you are reading this you probably are looking for the best bang for your buck, so let’s get into it and review the best DJ controllers under $500 in 2016.
|DJ Controller||Hardware||Dimensions||Weight||Inputs/Outputs||# of Channels||Rating||Price|
|Pioneer DDJ-SB||Serato DJ Intro||19.2"x10.7"x2.3"||4.6 lbs||1 Mic Jack, 1 Master RCA, 2 Headphone Monitors 1/4" and Mini Jack, 1 USB B Port||2||$$|
|Native Instruments Traktor Kontrl S2 Mk 2||Traktor||17.2"x12.1"x2.6"||5.7 bs||1 Mic Jack, 1 1/4" stereo out, 1 RCA out, 1 1/4" Headphone out, 1 USB B port||2||$$$|
|Gemini G4V||Virtual DJ LE||21.02"x12.60"x1.77"||11.20 lbs||1/4" Mic Jack, AUX RCA line in, Balanced XLR & RCA master outs, RCA booth out, 1/4" headphone out||4||$$|
|Stanton DJC.4||Virtual DJ LE||16.1"x11.7"x2.6"||6.44 lbs||1/4" Mic Jack, 1/4" balanced master TRS, 1 RCA unbalanced master out, 1/4" stereo balanced headphone out, 1/8" stereo balanced headphone out, 2 RCA unbalanced in, 1/8" Aux in, 1 USB B port||4||$$|
|Numark Mixtrack Pro III||Serato DJ Intro||21.7"x9.1"x1.2"||4.1 lbs||1 RCA unbalanced out, 1/8" headphone, 1/4" headphone, 1/4" mic in||2||$$|
Best Midrange DJ Controllers in 2016
Here is our list for the top midrange DJ controllers under $500.
The Pioneer DDJ SB is a great controller from Pioneer, it keeps in the Pioneer tradition for quality. It comes with Serato DJ Intro but can also work with other DJ software. Has nice jog wheels, good performance pads and a filter fade function.
Traktor Kontrol S2 Mk II
The S2 is a great DJ controller, has a great solid build, good features and it comes with Traktor Pro 2 with Remix Decks. Its a really popular controller among Novice DJs and Beginner DJs. If you are looking for something under $500 and like Traktor Id recommend the S2.
The G4V is a a great 4 channel deck that comes with Virtual DJ. It has performance pads, nice big jog wheels, good inputs and outputs and great build quality.
The DJC.4 is a great controler for DJs who like Virtual DJ. It has a great build quality and a lot of great features, including video mixing, 4 deck control, great cross fader and jog wheels can be adjusted for sensitivity.
Numark Mixtrack Pro III
The best Mixtrack Pro to come out of the series. It is a great Dj controller in the mid range price range. Design and functionality are all top notch and expected from Numark. Numark still has its older Mixtracks on the market if you want one of the best DJ controllers under 200.